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Hitachino Nest 3 Days - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

On 11th March 2011, a huge earthquake struck Japan and with it our brewery. Some parts of the brew house were damaged, and the brewing tanks were left leaning at an angle. Completion of the typical mashing period had to be extended to three days until electricity to the brewery was restored. Natural fermentation had already started in the mash tank during these three days with a lactic acid cultured in our brewery. This "3 Days" beer is limited to only 8,000 bottles.

(Beer added by: Francepants06 on 01-20-2012)
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goochpunch

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a rich amber with a thin head. Smell is malty, caramel, a little oxidized (in a good way), nutty and bready. Flavor is caramel, bread, pear, cherry, mild hops in the finish. Finishes pretty dry. Reminds me of a really good amber biere de garde. Light acidity on the tongue. Carbonation pops and works with the light acid. Fairly light bodies, considering the rich taste. Overall this is a really solid, rare offering, and a little bit of history.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:48:37 | More by goochpunch
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-21-2012 12:55:49 | More by bonbini26
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2012 04:51:03 | More by Diomede
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Ommegang Witte glass does not agree with this beer. From what I know, this is a weizen-base (bock maybe?) with a natural lactic fermentation. Either way, classification would be difficult. So, my review is unbiased to style and based on impression alone.

Pours a dark amber-y color, with a cream colored couple fingers of head that laced well. There's a slight funky tart note (apple?) up front in the aroma, with a slight brown sugary note with some caramel malts in there. There's definitely a bit of a lactic acid note on the taste, front and back. It's not huge, in fact, it's very mild, but it's there. Like with the aroma, some sugar malt sweetness to back it up. It's a creamy, medium bodied brew.

This is interesting. I have no idea what style of beer this is, but it's still tasty and unique. This was expensive ($11.29/18.6oz), but was worth the gamble.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 22:42:59 | More by EgadBananas
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Derekg

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-24-2013 18:29:45 | More by Derekg
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Connor

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-25-2012 18:40:21 | More by Connor
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy caramel to dark amber in color. The beer has a half finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a thick film, a thicker patch, and an even thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Slightly sweet smelling with hints of citrus and coriander. Malty with light amounts of dark fruit.

T: Light notes of citrus, some spices, and just a hint of sourness. The beer has a solid malt body with some sweetness including a light presence of dark fruits. Additionally there are hints of banana (esters) and some light caramel notes along with wheat.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy but it also really coats the inside of your mouth + tongue.

O: This beer is extremely unique in style, likely due to the story behind why/how it was made - this is an interesting result to the experiment forced upon the brewery. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would recommend others to try it. There is a slight presence of alcohol in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 18:02:04 | More by dbrauneis
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2013 16:34:28 | More by MaseFace
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-21-2012 01:05:20 | More by Hanzo
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John_M

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's. Have to say, this really doesn't look like any witbier I've ever seen. In any case...

The beer pours a somewhat hazy, light ice tea color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise unusual for a witbier (the beer menu calls it a hybrid, whatever that means in a beer), as I get considerable spice. The aroma profile otherwise showcases considerable clove, brown sugar and cinnamon, and the ber smells as if it will be fairly sweet. Certainly the beer is pretty sweet for a wit beer, though the flavor profile otherwise replicates the nose. I also pick up some light maraschino cherry and chocolate, which in combination with the spice and brown sugar, is kind of intriguing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, and I get no sense of the 8% abv. (the beer menu at Max's lists this as a 6.5% beer, and frankly that's more along the line of what this beer drinks like).

Fact is, this is beer is very reminiscent of the annual christmas beer from anchor, which certianly is no bad thing. However, like the anchor seasonal, it's pretty hard to imagine drinking a lot of this, even though there's no doubt this is a pretty solid beer from Hitachino.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 20:49:50 | More by John_M
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2012 09:23:57 | More by klipper
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danielnovak3

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2012 01:23:16 | More by danielnovak3
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beeruser

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2012 01:31:18 | More by beeruser
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 2/14
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep rust color with a one finger of head. Head recedes quickly leaving minor wisps of lacing.

S: Nose is plum, toffee and raisin.

T: Taste starts with a decent toffee sweetness before plum comes through. A continued plum flavoring pursues and some roasin with toasted notes come in. A touch of spicing is present...almost like a nutmeg.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat crisp at first and then fills up with a chewier body.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, nice kick, different, but decent representation of style.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:20:26 | More by Jayli
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2013 01:59:20 | More by spycow
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-09-2012 12:25:38 | More by ncaudle
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quilty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-28-2012 08:04:26 | More by quilty
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disaster beer, pretty good actually. Beer is amber / red and clear with a nice white head, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is interesting, mostly lactic and some malt.

Beer is pretty tart and sour, it is very lactic and succinic. It is nice and odd at the same time, definitely a happy accident. I do enjoy it and might even have it again. The sourness wins overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 15:58:17 | More by drabmuh
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-03-2012 23:33:55 | More by PthPndr
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-05-2013 17:05:32 | More by drummermattie02
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pgaveau

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-18-2012 20:10:45 | More by pgaveau
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-16-2012 02:45:21 | More by sneaks2210
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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-27-2012 03:10:23 | More by od_sf
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 3 finger frothy head with decent retention for its size on a murky amber body.

S: nice malt profile with some fruitness and even an herbal and corriander note.

T: caramel malts up front transitions to a dark fruit, spicey flavor with a tart, funky finish. Relatively yeasty throughout.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Interesting story and beer. The lingering funky aftertaste is its greatest shortcoming otherwise its almost like a very malty belgian dark strong. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 22:07:57 | More by kylehay2004
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sea-foam light tan head, thinnish but retains well. Clear, light brown.

Mild nose, very faintly tart. Kinda saison-y?

Sour/off tang at the beginning, metallic. Rich, full wheaty body. Kinda funky. The metallic taste is vaguely 'off' but not a dealbreaker. Some orange and spice.

Mouthfeel is lovely and smooth.

I was nervous about this; I didn't like that last Hitachino I had and I assumed this was one that had gone from bad to spoiled; I was wrong. Not amazing, but definitely not worth throwing out as a bad batch.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 01:20:14 | More by zaphodchak
Hitachino Nest 3 Days from Kiuchi Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.